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  1. The Problem of Consciousness: Essays Toward a Resolution.McGinn Colin - 1991 - Blackwell.
    This book argues that we are not equipped to understand the workings of conciousness, despite its objective naturalness.
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    Mental Content.Colin McGinn - 1989 - Blackwell.
  3. Can We Solve the Mind-Body Problem?Colin McGinn - 1989 - Mind 98 (July):349-66.
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    The Character of Mind.Colin McGinn - 1982 - Oxford University Press.
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    The Mysterious Flame: Conscious Minds in a Material World.Colin McGinn - 1999 - Basic Books.
    One of our most original thinkers addresses the scientific world's premier question: What is the nature of consciousness?
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    Mindsight: Image, Dream, Meaning.Colin McGinn - 2005 - Harvard University Press.
    The guiding thread of this book is the distinction Colin McGinn draws between perception and imagination.
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  7. The Subjective View: Secondary Qualities And Indexical Thoughts.Colin McGinn - 1983 - Clarendon Press.
    This book investigates the subjective and objective representations of the world, developing analogies between secondary qualities and indexical thoughts and arguing that subjective representations are ineliminable. Throughout, McGinn brings together historical and contemporary discussions to illuminate old problems in a novel way.
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    Logical Properties: Identity, Existence, Predication, Necessity, Truth.Colin McGinn - 2000 - Oxford University Press.
    Identity, existence, predication, necessity, and truth are fundamental philosophical concerns. Colin McGinn treats them both philosophically and logically, aiming for maximum clarity and minimum pointless formalism. He contends that there are real logical properties that challenge naturalistic metaphysical outlooks. These concepts are not definable, though we can say a good deal about how they work. The aim of Logical Properties is to bring philosophy back to philosophical logic.
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  9. Consciousness and its Objects.Colin McGinn - 2004 - Oxford University Press University Press.
    Colin McGinn presents his latest work on consciousness in ten interlinked papers, four of them previously unpublished. He extends and deepens his controversial solution to the mind-body problem, defending the view that consciousness is both ontologically unproblematic and epistemologically impenetrable. He also investigates the basis of our knowledge that there is a mind-body problem, and the bearing of this on attempted solutions. McGinn goes on to discuss the status of first-person authority, the possibility of atomism with respect to consciousness, extreme (...)
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    Wittgenstein on Meaning.Colin McGinn - 1984 - Blackwell.
  11. Consciousness and Cosmology: Hyperdualism Ventilated.Colin McGinn - 1993 - In Martin Davies & Glyn W. Humphreys (eds.), Consciousness: Psychological and Philosophical Essays. Blackwell.
     
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    Ethics, Evil, and Fiction.Colin McGinn - 1997 - Oxford University Press.
    McGinn's latest brings together moral philosophy and literary analysis in a way that illuminates both. Setting out to enrich the domain of moral reflection by showing the value of literary texts as sources of moral illumination, McGinn starts by setting out an uncompromisingly realist ethical theory, arguing that morality is an area of objective truth and genuine knowledge. He goes on to address such subjects as the nature of goodness, evil character, and the meaning of monstrosity in the context of (...)
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  13. Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature is Almost Certainly False, by Thomas Nagel.Colin McGinn - 2013 - Mind 122 (486):fzt059.
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  14. Could a Machine Be Conscious?Colin McGinn - 1987 - In Colin Blakemore & Susan A. Greenfield (eds.), Mindwaves. Blackwell.
  15. The Structure of Content.Colin McGinn - 1982 - In Andrew Woodfield (ed.), Thought and Object. Oxford University Press.
  16. Collected Papers.Colin McGinn & Gareth Evans - 1988 - Philosophical Review 97 (2):278.
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  17. Another Look at Color.Colin McGinn - 1996 - Journal of Philosophy 93 (11):537-53.
    In The Subjective View,' I defended (unoriginally) a dispositional theory of color and drew out some consequences of that theory. The dispositional theory (DT) maintains, roughly speaking, that for an object to instantiate a color property is for it to have a disposition to cause experiences as of an object having that property in normal perceivers in normal conditions. This theory has notable merits in capturing (assuming one wants them captured) the subjectivity and relativity of ascriptions of color, while allowing (...)
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  18. Charity, Interpretation, and Belief.Colin McGinn - 1977 - Journal of Philosophy 74 (9):521-535.
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    The Concept of Knowledge.Colin Mcginn - 1984 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 9 (1):529-554.
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    The Meaning of Disgust.Colin McGinn - 2011 - Oup Usa.
    The Meaning of Disgust is an original study of a fascinating but neglected subject, which attempts to tell the disturbing truth about the human condition.
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    Consciousness and Content.Colin McGinn - 1989 - In Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 74: 1988. pp. 225-245.
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  22. Another Look at the Colors.Colin McGinn - 1996 - Journal of Philosophy 93 (11).
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  23. Sport.Colin McGinn - 2008 - Routledge.
    Whether it's conkers in the schoolyard, kicking a football in the park, or playing tennis on Wimbledon Centre Court, sport impacts all of our lives. But what is sport and why do we do it? Colin McGinn, renowned philosopher , reflects on our love of sport and explores the value it has for us and the part it plays in a life lived well. Written in the form of a memoir, McGinn discusses many of the sports he has engaged in (...)
     
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  24. Truth by Analysis: Games, Names, and Philosophy.Colin McGinn - 2012 - Oup Usa.
    In this study of the nature of philosophy, Colin McGinn shows us how philosophy can maintain its connection to the past while looking forward to a bright future.
     
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    Problems in Philosophy.Colin McGinn - 1993 - Blackwell.
    This advanced introductory text offers a synoptic view of philosophical inquiry, discussing such topics as consciousness, the self, meaning, free will, the a ..
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  26. The Hidden Structure of Consciousness.Colin McGinn - 1991 - In The Problem of Consciousness. Blackwell.
     
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  27. How Not to Solve the Mind-Body Problem.Colin McGinn - 2001 - In Carl Gillett & Barry M. Loewer (eds.), Physicalism and its Discontents. Cambridge University Press.
     
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    Knowledge and Necessity.W. D. Hart & Colin McGinn - 1976 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 5 (2):205 - 208.
  29. Consciousness as Knowingness.Colin McGinn - 2008 - The Monist 91 (2):237-249.
    My thesis is: Consciousness is a being such that in its being the being of other being is known. To be conscious is to be in a state of knowingness. The essence of consciousness is knowledge.
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  30. Consciousness and Space.Colin McGinn - 1995 - In Thomas Metzinger (ed.), Journal of Consciousness Studies. Imprint Academic. pp. 220-230.
    Consciousness lacks extension and other spatial properties. But how can this be, if it arises from matter in space? The paper argues that this conundrum can only be solved by recognizing that our current conception of space is fundamentally inadequate. However, no other conception is available to us.
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    The Science of Philosophy.Colin McGinn - 2015 - Metaphilosophy 46 (1):84-103.
    If philosophy consists of conceptual analysis, is it thereby debarred from being a science? This article argues that it is not and that philosophy so conceived is a science. The argument takes the form of careful attention to the meaning of “science,” “experiment,” “empirical,” and related words. Philosophy is a formal science. This does not mean it is not part of the humanities. The role of observation in other kinds of science is investigated. There is more methodological homogeneity in the (...)
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  32. On the Necessity of Origin.Colin McGinn - 1976 - Journal of Philosophy 73 (5):127-135.
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  33. What Constitutes the Mind-Body Problem.Colin McGinn - 2003 - Philosophical Issues 13 (1):148-62.
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    The Making of a Philosopher: My Journey Through Twentieth-Century Philosophy.Colin McGinn - 2002 - Scribner.
    The Oxford-educated philosopher serves up his trenchant survey of his academic discipline, offering his commentary on Descartes, Anselm Bertrand Russell, Sartre ...
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  35. The Truth About Truth.Colin McGinn - 2002 - In Richard Schantz (ed.), What is Truth? Walter de Gruyter.
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    The Mechanism of Reference.Colin McGinn - 1981 - Synthese 49 (2):157--186.
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  37. The Character of Mind: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind.Colin McGinn - 1996 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    The Character of Mind provides a sweeping and accessible general introduction to the philosophy of mind. Colin McGinn covers all of the main topics--the mind-body problem, the nature of acquaintance, the relation between thought and language, agency, and the self.In particular, McGinn addresses the issue of consciousness, and the difficulty of combining the two very different perspectives on the mind that arise from introspection and from the observation of other people. This second edition has been updated with three new cutting-edge (...)
     
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  38. Anomalous Monism and Kripke's Cartesian Intuitions.Colin McGinn - 1977 - Analysis 2 (January):78-80.
    It is argued that kripke's objections to the identity theory can be met by token theories. the crucial point is that the existence of the required qualitative counterparts is consistent with the absence of psychophysical correlations.
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    Knowledge and Reality: Selected Essays.Colin McGinn - 1999 - Oxford University Press.
    This book brings together a selection of Colin McGinn's philosophical essays from the 1970s to the 1990s, whose unifying theme is the relation between the mind and the world. The essays range over a set of prominent topics in contemporary philosophy, including the analysis of knowledge, the a priori, necessity, possible worlds, realism, mental representation, appearance and reality, and color.
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  40. Our Duties to Animals and the Poor.Colin McGinn - 1999 - In Dale Jamieson (ed.), Singer and His Critics. Blackwell. pp. 150--161.
     
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  41. Consciousness Evaded: Comments on Dennett.Colin McGinn - 1995 - Philosophical Perspectives 9:241-49.
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    The Problem of Consciousness.Andrew Jack & Colin McGinn - 1992 - Philosophical Quarterly 42 (166):106.
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    Basic Structures of Reality: Essays in Meta-Physics.Colin McGinn - 2011 - Oxford University Press.
    With its broad scope and deep study of the fundamental questions at the heart of philosophy of physics, this book is not intended primarily for specialists, but ...
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  44. Hard Questions - Comments on Galen Strawson.Colin McGinn - 2006 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 13 (10-11):90-99.
    I find myself in agreement with almost all of Galen's paper (Strawson, 2006) -- except, that is, for his three main claims. These I take to be: that he has provided a substantive and useful definition of 'physicalism'; that physicalism entails panpsychism; and that panpsychism is a necessary and viable doctrine. But I find much to applaud in the incidentals Galen brings in to defend these three claims, particularly his eloquent and uncompromising rejection of the idea of brute emergence, as (...)
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    Must I Be Morally Perfect?Colin McGinn - 1992 - Analysis 52 (1):32 - 34.
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    The Problem of Philosophy.Colin McGinn - 1994 - Philosophical Studies 76 (2-3):133 - 156.
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  47. Inverted First-Person Authority.Colin McGinn - 2004 - The Monist 87 (2):237-254.
  48. Action and its Explanation.Colin McGinn - 1979 - In Neil Bolton (ed.), Philosophical Problems in Psychology. Methuen. pp. 20--42.
     
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    Mental States, Natural Kinds and Psychophysical Laws.Colin McGinn - 1978 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 52:195-220.
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    The Objects of Intentionality.Colin McGinn - 2004 - In Richard Schantz (ed.), The Externalist Challenge. De Gruyter.
    A sketch is given of the view that there are non-existent intentional objects: such things as Pegasus and Zeus, which do not exist but which can be the subject of thought, which can be referred to, and to which true predicates can be applied. It is claimed that non-existent objects are the foundation of all intentionality: whenever there is intentionality towards an existent object, there is concurrent intentionality towards a non-existent one. The consequences of this view for perception and reference (...)
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